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Talks & Workshops Jan 19 & Jan 23

Financial Literacy Presentations: Tax Efficient Retirement Vehicles Learn what's best for your retirement situation—RRSP's, TFSA's or maybe both! Explore how to minimize tax impacts on your future, as an employee or a self-employed person. Presented by Geraldine Zaharko & Joanne Yao, Primerica Financial Services. 584860 Th Jan 19 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE 584859 M Jan 23 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jan 20

Jan 24 & Mar 21

Hiking Adventures: Slideshows

Government Benefits for Seniors

Join Terry McCullough for interesting hiking presentations with visually captivating photographs and exciting tales of his adventurous experiences. Slide shows are set to music, so minimal discussion during the shows, but plenty of time for questions afterwards.

This 90-minute workshop, facilitated by Nighat Afsar, BCCEAS' Legal Advocate, provides an informative overview to numerous federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Fair Pharmacare, BC Senior Supplement, and SAFER. Presented by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) to educate and empower. 585167 W Jan 25 9:30 – 11 a.m. FREE

Hiking & Backpacking in the Rockies 584906 Tu Jan 24 1:30 – 3 p.m. FREE Day Hikes Around Mount Baker 584907 Tu Mar 21 1:30 – 3 p.m.

All about COPD & Asthma Do you have coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath? These are hallmark symptoms of asthma. Do you get short of breath doing usual activities, have frequent or lingering colds and/or phlegm? These are classic risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Learn more about Asthma and COPD in an interactive walk through the Canadian Thoracic Society Guidelines. For those who have inhalers, please bring them. Presented by Eric Cheng, HBSc, RRT, FCSRT. 585107 F Jan 20 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jan 25


Jan 25

Jan 27 & Mar 2

Kidney Health

CALM Workshop for Seniors Learn how chemicals in the environment can affect your health and safety, including household chemicals, air quality, gardening tips, safe food handing, and safety with consumer products. Presented by Health Canada. 583587 W Jan 25 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Learn about kidney health, kidney disease, and organ donation. There will be opportunity after the presentation for questions and there will be an information table with take-away brochures. Presented by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Branch. 583704 F

Jan 27

1 – 3 p.m.


585704 Th Mar 2

1 – 3 p.m.


Feb 8 & Feb 22

Right-Sizing Your Home Thinking of 'Right-Sizing'? Attend Part 1, Part 2, or both sessions to help prepare yourself for the change. Presented by Krista Petersen and Tracey Clermont from KORE Realty Central; senior's real estate, investors, homeowners, and condo specialists. Part A Time to 'Rightsize' your home but not sure where to start, what to do with your stuff, or where to move to? Learn where to get help, how to streamline your belongings, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Designed for people in the early phases of planning (one or more years away from moving). Guest speakers include financial planner, Laura Wittal from Royal Bank of Canada and Downsizing Specialist, Kathleen Boland from Everything Organized. 584820 W Feb 8 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE Part B Have you been planning to Rightsize your home and are now ready to take the next step? Designed for those 6 – 12 months away from moving and covers essential topics such as: getting the most for your home; renovating vs staging; how to choose a realtor; mistakes to avoid; and an inside look at popular condo options for seniors in the Tri-Cites. Guest speaker: Verna Hutchinson from Stage Presence Home Staging. 584821 W Feb 22 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

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